Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Matar Paneer Veg Version (No onion No Garlic)

Among all task one of my tough job is to think about what to cook. For daily lunch and dinner this is the difficult job for all of us. In the Poush Sankranti day we used to have vegetarian food for the day. We dont even use the Onion and Garlic also. I prepared some simple Matar Paneer without onion and garlic. It’s really perfect for any veg day.

I made this dish with Paneer or Dry cottage Cheese, potato and Matar or Peas. Very easy to make but the taste is just too good. If you want you can add some chopped Cashew nuts also in the gravy.

Preparation time: 10 mint.
Cooking time: 20 mints.


1.Paneer: 100 gm. (cut into cube size).
2.One medium potato (cut into cube size).
3.One tea spoon ginger and green chili paste.
4.One small chopped Tomato.
5.Peas: A hands full.
6.Turmeric powder, Cumin Powder, Coriander Powder, Red chili Powder (half tea spoon of each item).
7.Clove:2, Cardamom :2, Cinnamon: a small piece. One small bay leave, Few cumin seeds
8.Pinch of garam masala powder.
9.Salt and sugar as per taste.
10.Sunflower oil for cooking.
11. Half tea spoon of ghee.


Add some oil in a vessel and fry the paneer pieces till they become golden brown and keep them aside.

Now fry the potato pieces till they become golden brown and keep them aside.

Now add some more oil in a vessel. And add whole garam masala, cumin seeds and bay leave. 
After few seconds add the chopped tomato and cook for few mints.

Now make a mixture with all the spice powder and ginger and chili paste with some water and add them into the vessel with some salt and sugar.

After 3 to 4 mints add the frozen peas and cook till the oil come out.

Now add the fried potato and fried paneer’s and mix well with the masala. Add little warm water and cover with lid. Cook till the gravy become thick and the potato boiled properly.

Now remove the lid and add the garam masala powder and ghee. Serve hot with Rice, Polao or Roti.